When we were first introduced to Hannah Bennett we were shocked by how much she was involved in. From competing in the Miss Yorkshire International Pageant to being a part of Cancer Research Charities! If you are looking for a role model on how to better yourself and still do for your community please read this full interview and let us know what you think. It could inspire someone to be proactive no matter where you are!
I hold a BA Politics (Hons) Degree from The University of Hull and I am currently studying LLB at BPP Law School.
I have been awarded the regional title Miss Yorkshire International 2015. This is already a great achievement and I intend to use the title to publicise my achievement.
I have chosen cancer research as my platform. There are more than 200 types of cancer, each with different causes, symptoms and treatments. More than 331,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK, that’s around 910 people every day and every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. I am extremely passionate about raising money to find ways to beat cancer. Cancer is such a significant problem worldwide which has directly affected my family and I want to raise money and awareness for charities dedicated to beating cancer through research.
I am sponsored by Rejuven8, Poppies Beauty Salon, Stereo Bar, North Sheffield Netball Leagues, Danny Baugh Personal Trainer, Emily Walters MUA, Z3N Hair Design and Sun and Sanctuary Beauty Salon.
What is your name? Where are you from?
Hannah Bennett, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
When did you start entering pageants?
What do you love most about competing? what do you hate most?
Miss South Yorkshire in April will be the first pageant i have competed in. It is the regional heat for Miss Great Britain. I will then compete in Miss International and Intercontinental in July.
What is the biggest accomplishment you have had since started modeling?
I love that competing is building my self-confidence. The ability to get up in front of an audience will develop a persons confidence and help in carrying themselves with pride.
I dislike the expense. Contestant preparation for beauty contests is expensive. Contestants are responsible for paying for their own entrance fee, clothing costs, professional coaching costs, photograph costs, hair preparation costs and makeup costs. If you are unable to find a sponsor this can really break the bank.
What do you do in your free time?
My biggest accomplishment so far has been my involvement with Cancer Research UK. My platform is cancer research and I have been very lucky to work closely with the Cancer Research UK team in Yorkshire – raising awareness of the Pretty Muddy events.
How do you inspire and motivate other young women to follow in your footsteps and live their dreams? What or who inspires you?
In my free time I regularly volunteer for the Personal Support Unit in Leeds Combined Court. I regularly play netball and love going to the gym.
What are you currently working on now?
I wish to motivate other young women to follow their dreams and live the life they wish to live. If they wish to follow in my footsteps then beauty contests can develop talent, your ability to smile in the most extreme conditions; walk with confidence and speak with clarity and definition. These are life-tasks that contestants take with them in all aspects of daily life. These skills can truly make you a well-rounded, confident and capable individual.
The contests can really help people understand disappointment. Not everyone is a winner all the time. Some people never win. But the most successful contestant is one who takes a loss and turns it into a win by handling her disappointment with aplomb. Being sincerely happy for another person shows a generosity of spirit. This trait marks a confident individual, one who will be a winner in life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am currently studying, but besides this I am working towards my cancer research platform and the Miss South Yorkshire beauty pageant. I am working hard on my figure with my Personal Trainer and getting as many appearances as possible.
8. In 5 years time I intend to have completed studying and obtained a full time job within Law. I wish to pursue modeling, beauty pageants and physique modeling as a side line whilst working.
Do you love heels? Do you have a favorite designer or style you prefer to wear?
I love heels! I think heels can make a woman’s legs look amazing. Wearing high heels changes one’s posture and can make a woman’s legs look longer and leaner. They help make an outfit look great and really boast my confidence. I don’t own a part of wedges – maybe I should, but I love platforms and struggle to walk in smaller heels.
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